§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any application has recently been made to him for the discharge of John Deacons, of Granard, County Longford, who recently enlisted when he was but sixteen years and nine months of ago; and whether, as this boy was the sole support of his aged parents, he will direct his discharge from the Army.
§ MR. BRODRICK
No such application has reached the War Office. The matter is entirely one for the discretion of the General Officer commanding.